- In a report (.pdf) modestly described as "the most comprehensive and thoughtful piece on Zillow (Z -3.1%) ever published," Citron Research declares the online/mobile real estate platform's Q2 a "complete disaster," argues its rapid top-line growth is only due to skyrocketing sales/marketing spend (now 70% of revenue), and declares Zillow lacks the operating leverage of a Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
- Citron also notes Zillow only has an estimated 13.5% share of real estate site Web traffic (no site has a dominant share), highlights recent insider selling, and declares social media usage by realtors is "killing" the company (Premier Agent sub growth is nonetheless quite strong).
- Citron first took aim at Zillow in Sep. '12, when shares were trading at $44.41. They're up 114% since then.
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